Sunday, September 7, 2008
Last year, I bought 5 gallons of 'wildwood' honey from a local beekeeper to brew mead with.
In July of 2007, I brewed a 5 gallon batch of traditional mead using a recipe I found in 'The Joy of Homebrewing' by Charlie Papazian (using about 15 lbs. of honey). Today, after allowing it to age for over a year, I finally bottled it up.
It remains at 14.80% Brix and an alcohol content of 15.75% which is a little stronger than I wanted, but nonetheless, it's delicious. It has a wonderful honey aroma, taste, and sweetness that nothing else can compare to.
I can now add 'Mazer' to the list of titles I carry around.
Here are some pictures from the brewing process.